I have been an avid user of my 1TB MBL for a few years now, and the time has come to replace it. The drive itself is still functioning and in perfect working order, but I have decided to upgrade to a Synology DS214 with 2 x 2TB drives.
The main reasons for this are that:
a) I have more storage room for easy upgrading in the future
b) The data is mirrored on the second drive by the use of RAID 1.
Now, I have quite a bit of data on my MBL (around 500GB), and wondered if there was an easy way to migrate all this data in one move to the Synology. I am aware of using a safepoint backup to get the data to the other drive, but if I remember correctly, the data is hidden away inside several folders on the drive, and is not an exact “replication” (ie, all the shares mirred in the same way).
I am also aware of RSync, but not too ofay with Linux, so would rather use a GUI based solution.
Are there any better solutions out there, or if anybody has anymore information on Safepoints, then any guidance will be much appreciated.
I am still an avid WD fan (as I only ever use WD Hard Drives for their superb reliability. My MBL was a great starting point for my first ever NAS.